In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated
Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion 012
A classic West Coast IPA–lovers IPA. The dank, vegetal, and piney aromas of onion, green pepper, and spruce tips carry through to the flavor and integrate well. The malt profile is noticeable, but not sweet, giving the beer enough body to stand up to the assertive hops notes yet retaining a supportive role. The finish is dry and bitter but pleasantly mouth-coating.